On his first day back on the bench after being scolded for complaining about a local prosecutor wanting “all-white juries,” a black judge was assaulted with a racial epithet from a defendant.
An assault that resulted in a sentence of 60 days in jail for the Kentucky man.
After Circuit Court Judge Olu Stevens had just revoked his bond on drug charges, Adam Satterly offered what appeared to be a parting shot for the judge as he was moved into a nearby hallway, according to a courtroom video, WDRB Fox 41 reported.
“Punk ass n***er,” Satterly is heard screaming.
*Caution: Offensive language
Stevens had the defendant brought back into the courtroom and asked, “Is there something that you wish to say to me?”
Satterly, who is white, told Stevens he was talking to his brother.
“No, no, no, I didn’t mean it like that,” he said after the judge mentioned the racial epithet.
“Oh, you didn’t mean it like that?” Stevens said skeptically. “You don’t speak those words in here. And that word particularly, you don’t use that word.”
He then gave Satterly 60 days in the slammer to drive home his point.
“I’m going to give you 60 days for having used that word,” Stevens told the defendant. “I’m going to hold you in contempt right now for having done it in this courtroom. It’s disrespectful; don’t ever do it again.”
The judge reduced the sentence to time served the following day after Satterly apologized.
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